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Big Data Breeds New Profession

Big Data Breeds New Profession

This piece was originally published in the August 2016 issue of electroindustry. Cheryl Kreider Carey, CAE, Director of Operations and Administration, MITA What do you want to be when you grow up? We’ve probably all asked this question many times. But how many times have you heard “data scientist” in reply? The current data-driven revolution is leaving much in its wake. Laws and regulations are necessarily adapting while new professions are emerging, all in response to the seismic Read more [...]
Advocating for a Comprehensive Energy Bill

Advocating for a Comprehensive Energy Bill

Christine Coogle, Editor and Social Media Manager, NEMA This week, I joined the NEMA government relations team and representatives from several NEMA companies on a visit to Capitol Hill to meet with congressional staff involved in the House-Senate energy bill conference committee. Our object was to advocate for the swift development and passage of a comprehensive energy bill with a number of specific provisions important to our members. Both the House of Representatives and the Senate Read more [...]
LED Color Tuning Enriches Interiors

LED Color Tuning Enriches Interiors

This piece was originally published in the August 2016 issue of electroindustry. Brent Protzman, Manager, Energy Information and Analytics, Lutron Electronics Co., Inc. As light-emitting diode (LED) lighting and controls become more commonplace, so too does the scrutiny of color quality and how it affects people, especially those in customer-care environments in which employees face an almost constant dose of computer monitors and stress. Research suggests that color tuning and dimming Read more [...]
Graphene Standards Accelerate Innovation and Commercialization

Graphene Standards Accelerate Innovation and Commercialization

This piece was originally published in the August 2016 issue of electroindustry. Mike Leibowitz, Program Manager, NEMA, and secretary of the U.S. National Committee Technical Advisory Group to IEC TC 113 Graphene, a single layer of carbon one atom thick, has emerged as a value-added material enhancing the performance of next-generation products, including photovoltaic cells, energy storage, touch screens, and supercapacitors. The availability and use of standards for characterization, Read more [...]
Advancing Medical Imaging

Advancing Medical Imaging

This piece was originally published in the August 2016 issue of electroindustry. Cheryl Kreider Carey, Director, Operations and Administration, MITA What’s the big idea? At the Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA), improving business for 55 members in the medical imaging ecosystem is big. As one of MITA’s 10 staff members, I am fortunate to work alongside MITA’s members on the technical front and run MITA’s internal operations. Precipitated by this age of digital Read more [...]
Sewing Up Connected Homes

Sewing Up Connected Homes

This piece was originally published in the August 2016 issue of electroindustry. Michele Turner, Head of Apps and Services Product, Nest While its development is exciting for consumers and the industry, the connected home is upending years of established hardware and connectivity assumptions for makers of electronic products. As wireless connections rapidly replace wires, with no standard in place, it’s not yet clear which protocol will be most effective in the future. WiFi, which Read more [...]
Disaster Relief: Responding in Real Time

Disaster Relief: Responding in Real Time

As historic and devastating floods continue to affect tens of thousands in Louisiana this week, NEMA has put its disaster relief plan into action In 2015, NEMA and the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) formulated a standard operating procedure for natural disasters that affect the transmission and use of electricity. NEMA’s southern region field representative, Bryan Holland, has spearheaded efforts to follow this procedure and provide aid to officials in Louisiana this week. Read more [...]
Clean Power Plan Warrants Strategic Outreach

Clean Power Plan Warrants Strategic Outreach

This piece was originally published in the August 2016 issue of electroindustry. Joseph Eaves, Director, Government Relations, NEMA As part of the 2017 suite of strategic initiatives recently approved by its Board of Governors, NEMA will work with states to increase the use of NEMA member products as a means for states to comply with the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan. Since the EPA announced the rule more than two years ago, NEMA and its members have been Read more [...]
Workforce Development Gets Green Light

Workforce Development Gets Green Light

This piece was originally published in the August 2016 issue of electroindustry. Jonathan Stewart, Manager, Government Relations, NEMA The NEMA Board of Governors approved a strategic initiative to address a growing gap in available, qualified workers in the electrical manufacturing sector. While this review will not be a comprehensive, one-size-fits-all approach, it will identify efficient, targeted ways in which NEMA can increase the availability of qualified candidates for employment Read more [...]
Regulatory Challenges Emerge for Additive Manufacturing

Regulatory Challenges Emerge for Additive Manufacturing

This piece was originally published in the August 2016 issue of electroindustry. Megan A. Hayes, Director, Regulatory and Standards Strategy, MITA Additive manufacturing (AM) is another term for the synthesis of three-dimensional objects—otherwise known as 3D printing. This concept is nothing new to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which already has approved or cleared more than 80 medical devices and one prescription drug that are manufactured using 3D printing processes. On Read more [...]